Ed Atkins
British, born 1982
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Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2017
Ed Atkins: Modern Piano Music,
DHC/ART
2016
The Keeper,
New Museum
2015
ED ATKINS – RECENT OUIJA,
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

In high-definition video work, Ed Atkins explores the material and corporeal qualities of the digital moving image, often integrating collaged, drawn, and written elements into his presentations, or referencing works of literature. His two-channel video work and sound installation Us Dead Talk Love (2012) features a conversation between two digitally rendered cadavers that address issues of representation, narcissism, intimacy, and love, among other topics. For his single-channel video Warm, Warm, Warm Spring Mouths (2013), Atkins used a motion-capturing device and Faceshift animation software to depict a male figure who appears to reside at the bottom of an ocean; the character recites a poem by the American writer Gilbert Sorrentino. Atkins considers Hollis Frampton, a pioneer of digital art, to be a major influence on his work.